Ellen Van Loy (38) has the Soudal Classics-cross in Hasselt won. Van Loy had to go to the extreme, but could Denise Betsema eventually stop. World champion Sanne Cant was third.
A lot of it was the 38-year-old Ellen Van Loy after earning its first victory of the season. The rider of Telenet-Fidea cycling team Lions popped up as first in the field and would the first place is no more give in the Kampermolenpark to Hasselt, did Denise Betsema in the final lap its best to still Loy to be accelerated.
“I knew that it was extremely important to immediately to sit in front. Therefore, I started very quickly to the race”, said Of Loy. “I got from the sidelines immediately the all command to continue to give. And so rent it very quickly. I’ll take tomorrow/Sunday rest, so I had to remind myself not saving today.”
Denise Betsema seemed to be in the finals, still in a state Of Loy to be accelerated. “I had everything taken into account. Mostly I wanted to not make mistakes because it is even brighter in the rain, and the circulation there, as ever more dangerous for. Therefore, milderde I my speed at each bend or dangerous place, which Betsema closer could get”, said Of Loy. “But I kept sufficient reserve, in the event that. Of course, I’m very happy with this first win. It has a while to wait, but in Hasselt, it was ultimately another price. This after a pack of minor placings. My last victory was last year in Gavere.”